Kari Räsänen, chair of the IBSA Goalball Committee and the organising committee for the upcoming IBSA Goalball European Championships in Finland in September, is the second guest writer in the official blog of the championships.
Kari tells us how he got involved in goalball and what the sport means to him as he describes his journey of over 25 years in goalball journey, having gone from being a voluntary official in the Finnish championships to becoming the chair of the IBSA committee.
Räsänen’s text can be found here: https://www.pajulahti2017.fi/en/blog/4102-together-with-that-jingling-ball-for-over-25-years
There will be a total of 22 entries from 22 different writers in the Pajulahti 2017 blog. The last entry will be published a week after the European Championships. Each entry will be published both in English and in Finnish.
The 2017 IBSA Goalball European Championships will be held in the Pajulahti Sports Institute, Finland, on 18-22 of September.
The previous Pajulahti 2017 blog texts can be found here: https://www.pajulahti2017.fi/en/blog
Caption: Kari Räsänen gives a speech at a goalball tournament.